Festive flowers

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This article first appeared in haven, The Edge Malaysia, on Issue #82 December 2016 - February 2017.

 

Forget OTT table décor when it’s time to carve the turkey this Christmas. By this, we mean ditch the dancing snowmen and Rudolph motifs in favour of something a little more soigné this season. Alann Lung of OFlwr shows us how.

 

“This is a very simple solution if you wish to dress up the table without too much effort,” says Alann Lung, one half of the talented duo behind OFlwr, one of Kuala Lumpur’s most sought-after names for occasion flowers, from stunning centrepieces to bouquets, high-society weddings and their signature season floral box collections. “For a festive table that’s still highly elegant, this is an easy and almost-effortless solution. Pick a selection of flowers and leaves, arrange in a medley of jars and small vases and you are sorted! To keep the mood subtly Christmassy, we’ve just arranged a few glass votives piled high with mini Christmas baubles. A few well-placed tealights, plus at least two tall candle vases to act as centrepieces, is all you need for effect and to reflect the light of the season.”

Another decorative idea that’s au courant, adds Lung, is moss. The humble woodland green is popping up everywhere, giving texture, natural detail and a lovely earthy vibe wherever it’s used. “I love how it immediately gives a rustic feel to the tablescape,” he says. “It’s easy enough to pre-order from most florists and all you have to do is put it all around or stack it up for effect. And the best part is, it lasts for a long time. I keep mine in the refrigerator afterwards and if you keep it moist with a regular spritz of water, moss can last several weeks. Alternatively, keep it in jars filled with water and it will keep growing.” (www.oflwr.com

 

 

SEASON’S BLOSSOMS

All you require is an assortment of small vases and jars and a pretty selection of flowers and greens. Here’s OFlwr’s selection for the season.

  •  Hydrangeas.
  •  Freesias.
  •  Ranunculus.
  •  Pitto leaves.
  •  Populus berries.
  •  Waxflowers.